Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Latest News

February 7, 2014

Wake-up Call: Hall knows now heart disease nothing to ignore

February is American Heart Month

Corsicana — Deep, deep in the back of her mind, it resided. Rebecca Hall knew the possibility existed. She just knew it.

“I thought maybe I’d be the one that skirts it,” she said.

Heart disease ran in her family. In 1958, when she was just shy of 2 years old, a heart attack took her father’s life. The youngest of 13 brothers and sisters, seven had dealt with heart issues.

Last summer, Rebecca became No. 8.

“I just didn’t worry about it,” she said.

After all, she was a wife working in the family business. She was a mother, and a grandmother.

“(Women) are so busy taking care of family, making sure the home is running along,” Rebecca said. “We put ourselves on the back burner. You tell yourself, ‘I’ll get to it.’”

It, for Rebecca, was her health.


The Rebecca Hall File

Age: 57

Family: Husband Danny, daughter Ashley and granddaughter Arhianna, and daughter Chelsea and husband Teddy and granddaughter Kayden

Business: She and Danny own Interior Decorative


There had been times of fatigue in the past. She chalked it up to just being out of shape. On May 26 last year, she woke up and started to get ready for church. She just wasn’t feeling it, didn’t feel up to it. So she went back to bed.

She started sweating, even vomited, and just thought it was something she had eaten.

“It all makes sense now,” she said.

All day she slept, off and on, restless at best. The next morning, Memorial Day, she woke up, and her husband Danny said, “Are you ready to go to the doctor now?” Again she brushed it off, thought it was just a bug.

“I guess about 10 o’clock, I thought, ‘I’m not getting any better,’” she said. So she turned to Danny: “You need to carry me to the ER.”

She told the nurses and doctors and Navarro Regional she may be having a heart attack. They never told her anything as they ran tests.

“They didn’t want me to panic,” she said.

Then the ER doctor informed her she had eight minutes. Eight minutes until the air ambulance landed. She asked what was happening.

“He said, ‘You’re having a heart attack,’” Rebecca recalled.

Text Only
Latest News
  • Candelario Garcia Jr. (main) Honoring a hero

    Since March of this year, the family of Candelario Garcia Jr. has been so proud of him, they could burst.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • County Budget Commissioners start budget process

    The Navarro County Commissioner’s Court held its first budget workshop Wednesday, the first of a dozen or more over the next month or so.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-23-14 pianos main.jpg Public pianos invite players

    Corsicana has always been a musical town, with emphasis on country and western, rock and roll, bluegrass and Gospel, but now the parks and recreation department is moving towards bringing music to the masses in a different way. They’re going to put pianos downtown, on the sidewalks for anyone to play at random.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Navarro County 4-H Club holds event

    Texas A&M AgriLife Extention will hold Summer Exploration Days at the Navarro County Expo on Tuesday, July 29 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    July 22, 2014

  • New date for IPL Job Fair announced

    Tarrant Regional Water District IPL (integrated pipe line) Project will hold a Job Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at The Cook Center.

    July 22, 2014

  • Making voting easier

    A new county-wide voting system would let voters cast a ballot at any polling place on election day, eliminating the need to drive to a specific precinct to vote.

    July 22, 2014

  • Aaron Tidwell Tidwell tapped for top Mildred High post

    A baseball coach at heart, about a year ago Aaron Tidwell began to seriously focus on education administration. He just didn’t think an opportunity would present itself so soon. Mildred Independent School District board members approved the 31-year-old Corsicana native as the high school’s new principal Monday night.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OCIW treasure Mantle worthy: Oil City presented with Texas Treasure Business Award

    Maybe Oil City Iron Works is worth double the treasure. After all, the local icon honored Monday with a state award for employers in business for 50 years has actually been around for 128.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • 7-22-14 meth raid.jpg Five arrested in meth raid

    The Corsicana Police Department executed a raid on an alleged meth house Saturday afternoon, and it was done in about 45 minutes, all but the paperwork.
    “That part is on-going, reports and follow-up,” said Police Chief Randy Bratton on Monday.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Perry orders 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to border

    AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry says he's deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border after growing tied of "lip service" from the federal government.

    July 21, 2014